Tennis teams finish third in Jacksonville

Maddie Baker and Kaitlin Perez rallied from an opening round loss at the Jacksonville Invitational to claim the Consolation Girls A Doubles title.

The Tiger tennis team started off its spring tournament season this past

Friday by participating in the Jacksonville Invitational. Ten teams played

in the tournament with Tigers finishing 3rd place as a team in the boys and

girls divisions.

Match scores at the Jacksonville Invitational included:

-Jack Johns, 3rd place Boys A Singles: def. Jackson Peers of Bullard, 8-5; def. Garrett Crowley of Hudson, 8-2; lost to John Ellis of Lufkin, 6-3, 3-6, 8-10; def. Miles Booth of Hallsville, 6-1, 6-1

-Michael Durham lost to Tyrese Sheffield of Kilgore, 8-3; lost to David Bates of Lufkin, 8-3

-Patrick Petzold/Chase Daniell, 3rd place Boys A Doubles: def. Solis/Morales of Center, 8-2; lost to Grounds/Cornejo of Whitehouse, 7-6 (17-15), 7-5; def. Best/St. Clair of Kilgore, 6-1, 6-2

-Nash Pendleton/Helden Hoierman, 1st place Boys B Doubles: def. Neal/Bhakta of Lufkin, 8-3; def. Ott/Stokes of Kilgore, 8-5; def. Cathy/Barker of Hallsville, 6-1, 6-2

-Cassidy Wilcoxson, 2nd place Girls A Singles: def. Erin Cuevas of Nacogdoches, 8-1; def. Whitley Reed of Center, 6-2, 6-1; lost to Kristina Johnson of Hudson, 6-2, 6-1

-Maddie Brown, 3rd place Girls B Singles: def. Jillian Pagaduan of Whitehouse, 8-1; lost to McKenzie Dykes of Center, 6-2, 6-2; def. Lauren Sloan of Lufkin, 6-4, 6-3

-Kaitlin Perez/Maddie Baker, Consolation Girls A Doubles: lost to Stickle/Singleton of Jacksonville, 8-6; def. Daniels/Mitchell of Pine Tree, 8-2; def. Patel/Reyes of Kilgore, 8-0

-Maddie Booth/Hope Turner, Consolation Girls B Doubles: lost to Graham/Maiquez of Jacksonville, 8-4; def. Hayes/Vidal of Bullard, 8-1;

def. Ebernez/Locke of Center, 8-4; def. Beaty/Mixon of Hallsville, 8-3

-Kolton Adams/Kelsey James, 3rd place Mixed A Doubles: def. Patel/Wilkins of Kilgore, 8-3; lost to Rooper/Delarosa of Jacksonville, 6-2, 6-3; def. Huff/Barker of Hallsville, 6-0, 6-2

-Kameron McEnturff/Claire Hiler: def. Bennett/Dunn of Center, 8-2; lost to Mahan/Chance of Lufkin, 8-4

The Tigers travel to Kilgore on Feb. 12. Other upcoming matches include the Spring Hill Tournament Feb. 18, a match against McKinney North Feb. 19 and the Ennis Tournament Feb. 26.